What We Do

Our vision is a radically inclusive community that honors the dignity of all people, so we leverage personal stories to help community members grow, connect, and heal. Today, programs include a season of public StorySlams and workshops, collaborations with businesses and nonprofits, and media partnerships that extend the reach of stories told onstage. In the past 14 seasons, Ex Fabula has hosted close to 1,000 storytelling events, engaged over 43,000 individuals, and brought over 1,700 stories to the stage in the Greater Milwaukee region. Our innovative community building efforts have been recognized with a MANDI award from LISC for our Deaf Storytelling programming and a Unity Award from Milwaukee Magazine.


StorySlams are ticketed live storytelling events featuring local storytellers. All our slams feature true, personal stories related to a theme, told without props or notes. We offer public, private, and curated slams. Find tickets to our public StorySlams on our Events page or contact us to customize a StorySlam for your school, business, nonprofit or organization.


Our public and private workshops guide participants through a series of hands on, low pressure and interactive activities, led by our experienced storytelling coaches. Find tickets to our public workshops on our Events page or contact us to create a custom workshop experience for your group!

Our workshops:

  • Increase confidence to share stories
  • Identify opportunities to tell stories
  • Refine your personal branding and message

Community Collaborations

Ex Fabula works with schools, businesses, healthcare industries, nonprofits and organizations to provide team building workshops, marketing & branding consultation, educational programming and research data.